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Catch up on all the latest British tennis results and news happening around the world with: This Week in British Tennis - Friday 11th May
ATP Challenger - Garden Open 2012 – Men’s doubles
Top seeds Ken Skupski & Jamie Delgado have won through to the men's doubles finals in Rome. After defeating Italian third seeds Stefano Ianni & Simone Vagnozzi in the last four, they now play Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) & Walter Trusendi (ITA) for the title.
Garden Open 2012
USA F12 Futures – Orange Park $10k – Men’s doubles
Edward Corrie continued an encouraging recent run of form in doubles in America, partnering Vahid Mirzadeh this week to reach the semi-finals of the men’s doubles. The British/American duo faced Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) & Phillip Simmonds (USA) in the last four where they were beaten 6-3, 6-4.
Orange Park $10k
Sweden F2 Futures – Bastad $10k – Men’s doubles
Second seeds George Morgan & Lewis Burton reached the semi-finals of the men’s doubles in Sweden where they were eventually beaten by third seeds Vladimir Ivanov (EST) & Andriej Kapas (POL).
$50,000 Fukuoka – Women’s singles
Melanie South has advanced through to the women's singles semi-finals in Japan after a 7-6(4), 6-4 win over lucky loser Ksenia Lykina (RUS). In the last four South faces Monique Adamczak (AUS).
$10,000 Bastad – Women’s doubles
Francesca Stephenson & Lucy Brown are through to the semi-finals in Sweden. The third seeded British duo will now play Hilda Melander (SWE) & Paulina Milosavljevic (SWE) for a place in the final
AEGON GB Pro-Series Newcastle – Men’s singles & doubles
At the AEGON GB Pro-Series Newcastle, the men’s singles draw has reached the quarter-final stages in a week interrupted by a number of rain delays. British players Oliver Golding, Daniel Smethurst and Andrew Fitzpatrick have all secured their places in the last four.
Golding defeated eighth seed Arthur de Greef (BEL) 6-4, 6-2 while third seed Daniel Smethurst claimed his place after taking the first set 6-1 off compatriot Kyle Edmund who was then forced to retire. Fitzpatrick then followed with a 6-3, 6-2 win over qualifier Scott Griekspoor (NED).
Meanwhile in the men’s doubles, Daniel Smethurst & Liam Broady claimed the title in Newcastle after a 7-6(6), 6-0 victory over compatriots Jack Carpenter & Ashley Hewitt.
Doubles take centre stage at AEGON GB Pro-Series Newcastle
AEGON GB Pro-Series Newcastle
AEGON British Tour, Sutton – Men’s & Women’s singles
The AEGON British Tour Sutton has reached the quarter-final stages of the draw. The men’s singles sees AEGON British Tour Newcastle champion Alan Bevan in action against wild card Tom Allen and top seed Thomas Burn taking on Rowan Isaaks. Oliver Schuett, Patrick Ogier, Jathan Malik and Marshall Tutu will also be on court.
In the women’s draw top seed Daneika Borthwick is taking on fifth seed Emilia Banos-Gregorians and qualifiers Lana Rush and Alannah Griffin will also compete to reach the semi-finals. Also contending for a place in the last four is Natasha Starling, Stephanie Cornish, Elisha Gabb and Dominique Covington.
AEGON British Tour, Newcastle
Grade 2, Italy – Boys’ singles
Evan Hoyt has reached the quarter-finals of the boys’ singles in Italy. Playing as tenth seed, Hoyt next faces Giovanni Rizzuti (ITA). Hoyt is also in action in the boys’ doubles with partner Franko Miocic. The second seeded duo have won through to the last eight where they now play Nguyen (CAN) & Torpegaard (DEN).
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Grade 4, USA – Boys’ singles
Second seed Alexander Sendegeya has reached the quarter-finals in America where he faces Daniel Kerznerman (USA).
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U14 Category 1 Czech Republic – Girls’ singles
Maia Lumsden and Gabriella Taylor are through to the girls’ singles semi-finals in the Czech Republic. Fourth seeded Lumsden is up against sixth seed Aleksandra Pospelova (RUS) in one semi-final while seventh seed Taylor is playing eighth seed Tereza Kolarova (CZE) in the other.
U12 Category 3 Turkey – Girls’ singles
Francesca Jones has won through to the girls’ singles semi-finals in Turkey. In the last four the Briton will play Dagmar Zdrubecka (CZE).
Atlanta Open, ITF 1
Lucy Shuker will contest the second ITF 1 Series women's singles final of her career today after she and Jordanne Whiley experienced mixed fortunes in the semi-finals in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Shuker and Whiley will also contest the women's doubles final and Marc McCarroll will bid for his second ITF 1 Series men's doubles title.
Read more – Atlanta Open
Open Internacional Ciudad de A Coruña, ITF3
Alex Jewitt made a solid start to his men's singles campaign in Spain, defeating Daniel Prada 6-1, 6-0. Jewitt will face another Spanish player, Juan Gutierrez, in the quarter-finals.
Read more - Open Internacional Ciudad de A Coruña
Antalya Open, ITF Futures
Eddy Holt and Lauren Jones carry British hopes in the men's and women's singles as they play their second tournament apiece in Turkey in successive weeks.
Read more - Antalya Open, ITF Futures
AEGON British Tour Hatfield – Queenswood School, May 14 – 19
AEGON County Cup 14U Finals – Various venues around the country, May 18 - 20
Tennis membership of registered places to play has grown by over 60,000 people in Britain, an increase of 12 per cent on 2011. Tennis membership sees 12% growth
Lewis and Catherine Fletcher secured a husband-and-wife double at the 2012 National Deaf Tennis Championships, winning the men's and women's singles and doubles titles between them at the Gosling International High Performance Tennis Centre in Welwyn Garden City. Winners decided at Deaf Tennis Nationals
The LTA and Tennis Foundation have announced that Bruce Castle Park in Tottenham has been awarded ‘Beacon’ status as part of the AEGON Parks Tennis programme. Bruce Castle Park Achieves National Recognition
World number 17 Daniela Hantuchova is set to return to the AEGON Classic in Birmingham next month as she bids to go one better than last year and lift the coveted title. 2011 finalist Hantuchova enters AEGON Classic
Tennis was again showcased in the Olympic Park this week as part of the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games. Tennis showcased at School Games
Former world number one and 2009 AEGON International champion Caroline Wozniacki is set for a return to Eastbourne after confirming her entry into next month’s tournament at Devonshire Park. Caroline Wozniacki returns to AEGON International
LTA News & Features – www.lta.org.uk/news, Junior watch: British tennis players – 10th May. World tennis news round-up – 8th May
April’s AEGON Award’s – Player of the Month, Junior Player of the Month and Coach of the Month
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The latest world rankings along with full results and draw sheets can be found at the following links:
ATP World Tour – British men: www.atpworldtour.comWTA – British women: www.wtatennis.comITF Circuit – men, women, junior and wheelchair: www.itftennis.com Tennis Europe – junior: www.tenniseurope.org
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